Friday, 9 March 2012

The Friday Question Set 9-3-2012

Right, this is going to be rather fast, as I've only got 24 minutes to post this from Brentwood Library.

But, in case you hadn't guessed ... ?

I'm posting today's Friday Question Set from Brentwood Library.

Partly to get some exercise, and partly because I'd ve just had lunch with Ruth and my nephew Jude.

So ...

Without much furthwer ado, here's today's Friday Question Set, covered as ever, by the usual Creative Commons License.
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Q1) Who presented the travel series, Himalaya and wrote the accompanying book?
A1) Michæl Palin.

Q2) What is the first name of TV cook, Ms Dimbleby?
Q2) Joscelyn.

Q3) ‘Gaggle’ is the collective name for which bird?
A3) Geese.

Q4) Which British band recorded the album, Be Here Now?
A4) Oasis.

Q5) Which veteran cricket commentator retired, after the 2005 Ashes series?
A5) Ritchie Benaud.

Q6) Which Scottish university did Prince William graduate from, in 2005?
A6) Saint Andrews.

Q7) How many minutes are there, in four and 3⁄4 hours?
A7) 285.

Q8) According to the Old Testament of the Bible, what is the name of the first garden?
A8) The Garden of Eden.

Q9) Who, on children’s TV shows, was “ … smarter than the average bear”? (Bonus point for naming the character’s side–kick)
A9) Yogi Bear. (Boo–Boo.)

Q10) What can dogs do, that wolves can’t?
A10) Bark.


Q11) Karl von Frisch won the Nobel Science Prize awarded for studying animal behaviour: what insect was he studying?
A11) Bees. (He worked out what the dances of bees actually meant.)

Q12) What, proportionally, is the most well endowed species of mammal?
A12) The Nine Banded Armadillo. (If it were human sized, it’d have a 4 foot willy.)

Q13) According to an ancient superstition, albatrosses are the reincarnated souls’ of drowned what?
A13) Sailors.

Q14) There are only two species that prey on the Aardvark: name either. (Two points for both.)
A14) Humans, and hyenas.

Q15) The gibbon belongs to which order of mammals?
A15) Primates. (DO NOT ACCEPT MONKEY.)

Q16) What’s the oldest breed of domestic cat, in the USA?
A16) The Maine Coon.

Q17) What is kelp?
A17) Seaweed

Q18) What was the first animal to be domesticated?
A18) The dog.

Q19) Which species is the closest genetic relative of humanity?
A19) Chimpanzees.

Q20) What’s another name for the linden tree?
A20) Lime.


Q21) Joel and Ethan Coen got their only Oscar for the screenplay of which of their films: Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona or Fargo?
A21) “Fargo.”

Q22) Steven Spielberg’s Oscar winning film, Schindler’s List is based on which novel? (Bonus point for naming the author of the novel.)
A22) Schindler’s Ark.

Q23) Which male film star shot to fame in Four Weddings and a Funeral?
A23) Hugh Grant.

Q24) Who joined Walter Matthau in the film, Grumpy Old Men?
A24) Jack Lemmon.

Q25) Who was Casper?
A25) The Friendly Ghost.

Q26) Which western hero is the subject of the film, “My Darling Clementine?”
A26) Wyatt Earp.

Q27) Archie Leach was the real name of which film star?
A27) Cary Grant.

Q28) Babes in Arms, was the first musical to pair to famous movie stars: name either. (Two points for both.)
A28) Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.

Q29) The Sam Mendes film Jarhead, is about which conflict?
A29) The first Gulf War, in 1991.

Q30) Which Hollywood legend played Kurtz, in Apocalypse Now: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen or Harrison Ford?
A30) Marlon Brando.


Q31) Cape Town is overlooked by which mountain?
A31) Table Mountain.

Q32) Which East African country was once known as Abyssinia?
A32) Ethiopia.

Q33) The South African Rugby Union team has a nickname taken from which creature? (Bonus point for telling us what kind of creature it is.)
A33) The Springboks. (A gazelle–like antelope)

Q34) The 1990 movie White Hunter, Black Heart, was inspired by the filming of which earlier Humphrey Bogart film?
A34) The African Queen.

Q35) Which African ruler had, as one of his many titles, ‘Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa?’
A35) Idi Amin

Q36) What name did Southern Rhodesia take, when it achieved independence from Britain, in 1980?
A36) Zimbabwe.

Q37) Which animal is responsible for the most human deaths in Africa?
A37) The Hippo.

Q38) If a South African offered you biltong, would you eat it, drink it or put it in your wallet?
A38) You’d eat it: it’s a kind of beef jerky.

Q39) In which modern African nation would you find the ruins of ancient Carthage?
A39) Tunisia.

Q40) True or False: Algeria is to the west of Libya.
A40) True.


Q41) Which fruit is perry made from?
A41) The Pear.

Q42) In which European country is ouzo a national drink?
A42) Greece.

Q43) Which liquor is usually used, along with vodka and cola, to make a Black Russian? (Bonus point for telling us the alternative.)
A43) Tia Maria. (Kahlua.)

Q44) Which Mexican liqueur is made from the heart of the Agave cactus?
A44) Tequila.

Q45) What is the dominant flavour of Curaçao?
A45) Orange.

Q46) Which French liqueur was allegedly introduced into Scotland by Bonnie Prince Charlie?
A46) Drambuie.

Q47) What fruit is used to make Kirsch?
A47) Cherries.

Q48) How many bottles are in a Methuselah of wine?
A48) Eight.

Q49) If a wine is described as tough, what’s wrong with it?
A49) It’s got too much tannin?

Q50) Which cocktail has vodka, orange juice and Galliano?
A50) A Harvey Wallbanger.


Q51) What sport do the Barmy Army follow?
A51) Cricket.

Q52) How many farthings were there, in a shilling?
A52) 48.

Q53) Which 2000 film told of a working class boys ambition to be a ballet dancer? (Bonus point for telling us the name of the pianist who produced the stage version.)
A53) Billy Elliot. (Elton John.)

Q54) Which modern delicacy made its first appearance in Scotland, during the mid–1990’s?
A54) The deep–fried, battered Mars Bar.

Q55) Which car company manufactures the Boxster, and the Carrera?
A55) Porshe.

Q56) What’s the Scottish equivalent of a Judge?
A56) A Sheriff.

Q57) Pearl is a nickname for women called what?
A57) Margaret.

Q58) In which century did the human population pass One Billion?
A58) The 19th century.

Q59) Who is usually remembered as the inventor of the pneumatic tyre?
A59) John Dunlop.

Q60) The Britannia Shield is a major trophy, in which sport?
A60) Speedway.

Enjoy those, everyone: I'll catch you later.

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